IDA and CIT champion new ‘Cyber Ireland’ infosec cluster

Could ambitious endeavour make Ireland the Fort Knox of infosec?

IDA Ireland and Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) have joined forces on an initiative to establish Cyber Ireland, a national cybersecurity cluster.

Cyber Ireland will provide a collective voice to represent the needs of the cybersecurity sector across the country and will address key challenges including skills needs, research, and the development of a national community that connects industry, academia and government.

Communications Minister Richard Bruton, TD, said that there are already more than 6,000 people employed in cybersecurity in Ireland, “but there is considerable potential for further growth, particularly with the potential of areas like cloud computing”.

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Source: Siliconrepublic